A room to live in: inside Kettle’s Yard

A room to live in: inside Kettle’s Yard

A room to live in: inside Kettle’s Yard
Friday 18 September 2020, 6.00pm to 7.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
Friday 18 September 2020, 6.00pm to 7.00pm BST
  • Kettle's Yard
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Art and culture, Museums and collections

Kettle’s Yard is a renowned house and gallery at the University of Cambridge. The house opened in 1957, created by ex Tate Curator, Jim Ede (1895 - 1990). The Director of Kettle’s Yard,  Andrew Nairne, will talk about a number of the unique arrangements of art and objects which make Kettle’s Yard so special, offering insights into such questions as how to hang art in a home, the importance of light and why pebbles matter.

A recording of this session is available to watch on YouTube.


Andrew Nairne OBE

Andrew Nairne

Andrew Nairne OBE has been Director of Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, since 2011. He is a former Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts and Modern Art Oxford. He has worked with numerous UK and international artists. In the 1980s and 1990s, as a curator in Glasgow, he organised pioneering exhibitions with artists from Eastern Europe and supported the rise of a new generation of British artists.  

Andrew led the acclaimed £11m redevelopment of Kettle’s Yard, which reopened in February 2018 with new galleries and education spaces. Recent exhibitions and publications have included Actions. The image of the world can be different, Antony Gormley SUBJECT and Julie Mehretu: Drawings and Monotypes. 

Andrew was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 New Years Honours for services to museums and the arts. 

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